is an intern at The Root and senior journalism major at Howard University.

Continuous Fight

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A war veteran puffs a smoke while he continues his fight, this time against a mosque near the site of the former World Trade Center.

A Different Kind of Hood

Instead of hoods, some protesters wear masks. And now they equate evil with Islam.

Ugly America

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An opponent of the Park51 Project in lower Manhattan, which would include a community center and a mosque, apparently believes that a mosque is synonymous with Sharia and terrorists.

Religion and Freedom

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Under a billboard advertising lofts, which were built without much controversy, one man appeals for the protection afforded by the U.S. Constitution.

Nasty Gingrich

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A child carries a message to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has opposed the building of the mosque and community center near Ground Zero.

The Good Neighbor

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At least one resident of lower Manhattan is not threatened by the prospect of a Muslim community center.

Target America

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Against the background of a busy construction site, objectors to the mosque near Ground Zero evoke images of destruction and a threat to freedom posed by religion.

9/11/01

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A protester makes clear her opposition to the mosque near the site of the World Trade Center attack.

One Nation

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A man hoists a flag pointing in one direction while cranes in the background point in another. The flag symbolizes the building of a nation, while the cranes symbolize the building of an environment.

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag …

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The U.S. flag hangs in the balance between light and dark.

Love of Country

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A Muslim American stands for his rights.

Grounded

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Up against the wall, a man sits with his message, and his beer.

Rain or Shine

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Two protesters afraid it might rain on their parade.

USA

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A flag bearer proudly holds the national symbol at the site of protests against building a mosque near Ground Zero.

Groundless Hatred

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Ground Zero is no ground for hatred.

Bloodstains

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Woman sees blood dripping from Islam's Sharia law.

Salty

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Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? —Matthew 5:13

Death to Tyrants

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The tragedy and tyranny of the commons.

A Call to Arms

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Protester believes that President Obama and his wisdom are impeachable.

No Gray Area

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The cartoon of a woman hovering above demonstrators doesn't draw attention away from those below objecting to religious bigotry.

New York's Bravest

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A motorcyclist from the New York City Fire Department wears the memory of Sept. 11 in the fabric of his jacket.

Applied Mathematics

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The new math.

A Sign of Support

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Islamophobia is the word of the month.

Tolerance

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Tolerance and national security go hand in hand.

Common Decency

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Repositioning the message from religious freedom to "decency."

Boycott

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A hard-headed labor representative seems to believe that his only option for employment would be to help build the community center.

A Compromise?

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Protester attempts to equate religious rights in the United States with those in Saudi Arabia.

Never Forget

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This protester invokes the most emotional combination of numbers in current American consciousness: 9/11/2001.

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